x-dber conference

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Virtual event to be held April 3-5, 2023

The discipline-based education research (DBER) community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) will host its second X-DBER conference to discuss how theories, methods, and application of education research cross disciplinary boundaries. We plan to hold the second X-DBER Conference as a fully virtual meeting on April 3-5, 2023.

The goal of this conference is to bring together DBER researchers from across disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, engineering, geoscience, math, physics) to learn about ongoing research and develop future directions.

The conference allows researchers and practitioners from around the globe to identify synergies in theoretical and research approaches across disciplines to help the diverse communities solve novel problems and translate research into classroom practices. This virtual setting allows researchers across all ranks (e.g., graduate students, postdocs, faculty, other researchers) to present their work to a global audience and helped connect these researchers to broader communities and research projects.

The X-DBER 2021 conference was held in March 2021. More than 550 people registered to attend the X-DBER 2021 conference; participants came from 11 countries and 41 states in the U.S.

Join the content committee

In addition to our organizing committee at Nebraska, we invite four to five individuals from the broader STEM education research community to form a scientific content committee. This committee will propose and develop session themes, facilitate presenter selection, and moderate conference sessions. We hope that this committee will include expertise and experiences from a range of backgrounds, interests, disciplines, and methodologies. We anticipate a commitment of roughly biweekly to weekly meetings during the spring, plus some degree of asynchronous work. If you are interested, please complete this form by Nov. 29.